Harvestime Church collects giftsAs part of the world’s largest Christmas project, Harvestime Outreach Church will collect gifts for needy children. Empty shoe boxes will be filled with toys, school supplies, hygiene items, photos and personal letters
As part of the world’s largest Christmas project, Harvestime Outreach Church will collect gifts for needy children. Empty shoe boxes will be filled with toys, school supplies, hygiene items, photos and personal letters, and Operation Christmas Child will deliver them around the world.
Donations may be dropped off at the church which is located at 498 Jacobs Lane. Collection hours are: Nov. 16, 18 and 20, from 3-7 p.m.; Nov. 17, Nov. 19, Nov. 22 and Nov 23 from 1-5 p.m.; and Nov. 21 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
The church will host a shoebox packing party on Friday, Nov. 13 at 6:30 p.m. This year’s packing party will feature the new Veggie Tale’s release “St. Nicholas-A Story of Joyful Giving.” Participants are welcome to bring completed shoeboxes, or individual items to place in the shoeboxes.
This is Harvestime Outreach Church’s fifth year as a collection center. Last year 5,256 shoe box gifts from western Wisconsin residents were received. “We are believing in the generosity of area residents again this year to reach out to these kids who have so little and to share a simple gift of God’s love with them,” said Lori Bernard, who is coordinating the local collection.
Any questions regarding the shoeboxes may be directed to www.samaritanspurse.org or contact Bernard at (715) 381-5539.